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Percy Grainger

Author: Wilfrid Mellers
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Series: Oxford studies of composers.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Grainger was a phenomenon, at once a legendary virtuoso pianist, a composer of highly original music, an arranger and "disher up" of folk music, and a figure of some historical significance in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mellers, Wilfrid, 1914-2008.
Percy Grainger.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)654719664
Named Person: Percy Grainger; Percy Grainger; Percy Grainger; Percy Grainger
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilfrid Mellers
ISBN: 0198162693 9780198162698 0198162707 9780198162704
OCLC Number: 25247326
Description: ix, 166 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The importance of being Percy; Percy Puck and Peter Pan - "rippingly boyish"; Percy's paradox - the lonely desert man and the hills themselves; dancing with the happy tribes - Grainger and the human body; singing with the happy tribes - Grainger and the human voice; Grainger's guising - music as ritual action and magic spell; old worlds for new - rambling and meandering through four mini-masterpieces; presenting the past - the transcriptions and concert-paraphrases; a "gifted child" looks back to the future - Grainger as innovator and educator; Grainger as Green man. Appendices: Grainger as guiser - an anthropological note; Percy Grainger, William Barnes and blue-eyed English.
Series Title: Oxford studies of composers.
Responsibility: Wilfrid Mellers.
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